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How will the promised 17% corporation tax rate affect the UK

From 2020 the corporation tax rate in the UK will be 17% which means a genuine tax cut for businesses.

New Trading Instruments and Market Access Now Available at Admiral Markets

Admiral Markets, recently introduced CFD on US and German treasury bonds, providing traders with new trading instruments and access to new markets.

Banks regularly turndown businesses seeking a commercial loan

Five reasons banks use to reject applications for commercial mortgages

When most commercial borrowers apply for commercial mortgages and banks reject their application, they feel confused and lost because banks don’t bother to explain why they have turned it down.

Employee engagement: Is it the best way to drive growth?

Driving growth through employee engagement

You will often hear experts says that good people make a business: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we explore what that really means for SMEs.

Business plan: Do you ensure yours is always relevant?

Why a business plan is for the lifecycle – not just for start-ups

Creating and maintaining an effective business plan may seem like simple stuff, but there are still those who don't update them effectively and run into problems: in this piece, in association with HSBC, we look at how you can get it right.

Fintech trends: What are the latest sub-sectors that are exciting investors?

What are the next big trends in fintech?

Martin Campbell, MD at fintech startup Ormsby Street, fresh from FinovateFall 2015, reveals what might be coming to the UK from the US

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

Billion dollar brand: Manchester United carries the biggest financial clout

Manchester United named football’s 'first $1bn brand’

Premier League club beats other global giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to milestone

Expansion capital: Mike Fotis is growing his business using equity investment

The review site for financial institutions and products

As the power of the crowd continues to grow, SmartMoneyPeople.com founder Mike Fotis tells us how he came with a business that is attempting to increase trust and transparency in the financial market.

Ffrees does not rely on customer wealth for revenues, says founder Alex Letts

Digital finance firm Ffrees backed by syndicate of investors

Sheffield-based digital current account provider Ffrees has secured the capital it needs to introduce a mobile app and invest in customer interaction services.

Moneycorp has a 'travel hub' at Heathrow and is hoping to ramp up global services

Moneycorp snapped up by Bridgepoint for nine-figure sum

Foreign exchange business Moneycorp is now in the hands of private equity firm Bridgepoint following a £212 million deal.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: Essentia Analytics for fund manager behaviour patterns

Essentia Analytics has built a platform for fund managers that examines historical trade and identifies behavioural patterns to help identify what they are good at, and what is preventing better performance.

UK Tech Innovators features 23 of the UK's most prominent technology firms

Tech Innovators 2014: ACE Consensus develops platform for investment decisions

Having set up shop at the Level 39 start-up accelerator in Canary Wharf, ACE Consensus is attempting to shake up the way in which we go about making investment decisions.

Investors looking for quick tips can access information through Stockomendation

Stock comparison site Stockomendation gets help from angels

Stockomendation will now begin to build out its sales and marketing presence in the UK and US following an undisclosed funding round.

One of FiarFX's services, Travel Cash, offers free delivery of 23 different currencies

Payments provider FairFX completes IPO

Cloud-based peer-to-peer payments platform FairFX is now a public company after the business joined London's junior stock exchange.

Crowdcube co-founders: Luke Lang and Darren Westlake have raised new funds

Crowdcube closes world record crowdfunding round in 16 minutes

Equity crowdfunding platform has topped up a £3.8 million venture capital round by using its own platform to raise £1.2 million.

Retail Decisions has built its offering in the payment fraud protection market

Palamon Capital Partners nets 2.5x return on Retail Decisions sale

Payment fraud prevention technology Retail Decisions has been sold to ACI Worldwide through a deal worth $205 million.

CEO Samir Desai, CMO James Meekings and head of credit Andrew Mullinger

Funding Circle raises huge Series D and adds former New York deputy mayor to board

Peer-to-peer debt finance platform Funding Circle has returned to its investor base to raise $65 million of expansion funds.

Entrepreneurs: Luke Lang and Darren Westlake set up Crowdcube in 2011

Crowdcube fuses venture capital and crowdfunding for latest investment round

Having previously only used its own crowdfunding platform to raise growth capital, Crowdcube has secured institutional backer Balderton Capital as a new investor.

Growth team: (L-R) Investor Charles Dunstone and founder Nick Hungerford

Carphone Warehouse founder joins VCs in backing fintech venture Nutmeg.com

Personal wealth manager Nutmeg.com has raised $32 million of institutional capital two years after launching in the UK.

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Launching a new business guidance book, Age of Discovery, award-winning authors Ian Goldin and Chris Kutama outline four compelling lessons modern businesses can learn from the old Renaissance 

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Paul Swaddle, CEO of Pocket App, outlines how virtual reality can shape the course of mobile and online gambling in the near future

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Brexit: The pros and cons for SMEs

It is impossible to know what the real impact of Brexit will be without it taking place, but Richard Pepler, CEO of HH Cashflow Finance who also sits on the advisory board of the Development Bank for Wales, outlines the potential pros and cons for SMEs

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Cash Shells Directory 2015

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them